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Postdoctoral Fellow
Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey
Date Posted 09/03/2021
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Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Details

Recruitment/Posting Title Postdoctoral Fellow
Job Category Staff & Executive - Research (Laboratory/Non-Laboratory)
Department RWJ-CARE-PC (10970)
New Jersey’s academic health center, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) takes an integrated approach to educating students, providing clinical care, and conducting research, all with the goal of improving human health. Aligned with Rutgers University–New Brunswick and collaborating university wide, RBHS includes eight schools, a behavioral health network, and five centers and institutes that focus on cancer treatment and research, neuroscience, advanced biotechnology and medicine, environmental and occupational health, and health care policy and aging research. 
Our faculty are teachers, clinicians, and scientists with unparalleled experience who advance medical innovation and provide patient care informed by the latest research findings. We offer an outstanding education in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, public health, nursing, biomedical research, and the full spectrum of allied health careers. 
Our clinical and academic facilities are located throughout the state—at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, including Piscataway; and at locations in Newark, Scotch Plains, Somerset, Stratford, and other locations. Clinical partners include Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, Newark’s University Hospital in Newark, and other affiliates. 
Through this community of healers, scientists, and scholars, Rutgers is equipped as never before to transform lives.
Posting Summary
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow for the Rutgers Center for Advancing Research & Evaluation for Patient-Centered Care at the Rutgers, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.  
Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Postdoctoral Fellow will work as part of a collaborative team on a project that engages critical stakeholders in identifying and prioritizing evidence-based activities to enhance breast cancer survivorship care. The candidate will conduct stakeholder interviews, code interview transcripts, assist with Delphi and Concept Mapping analyses and practice facilitation and analyses.  Opportunities for professional development include experience collecting qualitative data, participating in ongoing data analysis, and manuscript preparation under the supervision of the Director and Executive Director.  
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
  • Collects qualitative data in primary care practice sites located locally and throughout the U.S. Maintains research records for assigned practice sites (practice staff consent forms, field notes, and other source documentation) for all enrolled participants. Transfers all pertinent research data to assigned study staff.
  • Communicates effectively with practice site staff and research staff. Assists in the implementation of a large scale, practice based primary care research study. Provides input on study design and develops analytic plans.
  • Works with staff, faculty, and consultants to assess, evaluate, and disseminate the results from the study, participates in manuscript development.
  • Conducts literature reviews, including critical assessment of relevant papers as requested. Prepares and presents abstracts and papers at national scientific meetings and for peer-reviewed publications. 

Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift
FLSA Exempt
Grade 99S
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary
Annual Mid Range Salary
Annual Maximum Salary
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description Non-Union
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft

Information about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/benefits/benefits-overview

Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Temporary Staff Appointment - Salaried 12 Month
Position Pension Eligibility None

Minimum Education and Experience
  • A Ph.D. or equivalent in public health, psychology (health, social), sociology, anthropology or a related field obtained within the last year and a strong background in qualitative research are required. 
  • Candidates in all but degree (ABD) status will also be considered.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Preferred Qualifications
  • Prior experience in health care research.  
  • Proficiency in use of relevant software (including but not limited to Atlas.ti, Microsoft Office and EndNotes). 
  • Record of publications as well as excellent writing skills.    
  • Superior and demonstrated proficiency in oral and written communications.
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment
  • Physical Demands:  Standing, sitting, walking, talking or hearing. No special vision requirements. Must be able to lift or exert force up to 25 pounds. Typical demands associated with local and domestic travel (driving, moving through airports on foot, carrying personal luggage, etc). 
  • Work Environment: The candidate can begin to work remotely; once in-person research activities resume, the candidate should be based in New Jersey to fully benefit from professional development opportunities at Rutgers University. The majority of this work will occur in an office or in medical offices throughout New Jersey and the U.S. Clinical settings include potential exposure to blood, excrement, antineoplastic drugs, and exposure to infectious and communicable diseases. Proper precautions will be taught and are mandatory. Must be able to provide own transportation to practice/meeting sites as necessary (mileage, parking, tolls reimbursed). 
Special Conditions

Posting Number 21ST2700
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Downtown New Brunswick
Location Details

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